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Second Century Studios grand opening in downtown Clearwater.

New shops, new housing spur revitalization of downtown Clearwater

Momentum builds in downtown Clearwater as Imagine Clearwater referendum passes and downtown activity increases, including the opening of The Nolen multi-family, mixed-use development, and Second Century Studios & Bazaar Art Co-op.

A historic home at Lang's Bungalow Court in St. Pete.

Reuse, rebuild, repurpose: St. Pete historic buildings get new leases on life

1920-era buildings in St. Pete like the Euclid School and Uptown Historic Flats have been transformed into cool apartment buildings. Quirky pockets of the city like Al Lang Court are getting historic designation.

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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.

Model for 'Family' sculpture by Junior Polo

Placemaking: Public art creates a sense of place in North Tampa neighborhood

Junior Polo's "Family'' is one of three public art displays designed to create a sense of place and community pride in and around Harvest Hope Park in North Tampa.

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Downtown Tampa transformation continues with prep for West River

On the west bank of the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa, community leaders are striving to build a better future from the rubble of a sometimes troubled past.

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Where to get fastest internet speed? Try Connected City in Pasco County

The Connected City, between Wesley Chapel and San Antonio in Pasco County, is designed to include 37,000 homes and 12 million square feet of commercial space, along with a wellness district and an education center in partnership with Saint Leo University.

View from the Opal Suite.

Where to stay in Clearwater? Check out new beach hotels

New hotels along Clearwater Beach -- from super luxury to family-oriented chains and motels to Airbnb homes -- are creating jobs and lifting the local economy. Nearby shops and restaurants are also doing well.

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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.

Harvest Hope Park groundbreaking in Tampa.

Harvest Hope Park: Oasis of opportunity in one of Tampa's most challenging neighborhoods

How to help turnaround one of Tampa's most struggling neighborhoods? Public and private investors are creating a new park, community garden and ball fields designed as places of hope, entertainment and opportunity.

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Where to invest? Clearwater rezoning plan encourages redevelopment along U.S. 19

New zoning and design standards are designed to encourage investments and spur economic growth along U.S. 19 through Clearwater in Pinellas County.

The Boys and Girls Club in Wimauma.

Expansion of Wimauma Boys and Girls Club is designed to provide after-school care, help families

Donors from East and South Hillsborough County are investing in Wimauma's future by contributing to a fund at the Southshore Council that is designed to pay for the expansion of the local Boys and Girls Club. You can donate too.

Clearwater Young Professionals.

A city on the verge: Young professionals key to Clearwater’s future

Residential projects, entertainment and city-led efforts converge and collaborate to draw millennials to downtown Clearwater to live, work, play and stay.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay home in south St Pete.

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay breathes new life into low-income neighborhoods

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay partners with nonprofits and an army of volunteers to build and renovate affordable housing in Sulphur Springs and other Tampa Bay area neighborhoods. 

SMT supervisor Dale Lynn shows Marshall Middle School students an assembly that goes into the magneto on a piston engine aircraft.

Preparing for the future: Schools gear up to train students for new manufacturing jobs

Local schools are re-emphasizing training for skilled labor jobs to meet the demands of a rebounding manufacturing industry. More than 4,000 jobs are now available in the Tampa Bay region.

Johns Hopkins All Children's research facility.

Tampa Bay Area: Most anticipated development projects in 2017

In addition to the much anticipated groundbreaking for the Vinik development on the waterfront in Downtown Tampa, several other major development projects around the Tampa Bay Area expect to see tremendous progress in 2017. Here are a few. 
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